Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer
Ajmer is a Muslim pilgrimage city where Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is situated. Pushkar, where famous Brahma temple is situated, is at 11 kilometers away. This city is also the base camp for Pushkar, Hindu pilgrimage city.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah Alias Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf.
Moinuddin Chishti (1141 – 1236) was born in the area which is presently in Afghanistan and Iran. He established the Chishti Order of Sufism in the Indian subcontinent. As a child, he spent his time praying and meditating. He disposed of his properties and donated that to the poor. He is also known as Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the Poor).
Moinuddin Chishti has visited most of the Muslim places of culture, including Mecca and Medina. Later on, he reached this town and settled there. Chishti worked for Muslims and non-Muslim co-operation. Mughal emperors of India were followers of Chishti.
Chishti Order was established in the city of Chisht in present-day Afghanistan by Abu Ishaq Shami. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was his follower and established the Chishti Order of Sufism in India.
Syed Zainul Abedin, a direct descendant of Moinuddin Chishti (22nd generation) , currently heads Sharif Dargah. Being Dargah Dewan (Dewan of Dargah), he also heads Chishti order of Sufism.
How Do I Go to Ajmer?
Ajmer is at 135 kilometers distance from the state capital city, Jaipur. Bhilwara Town is at around 140 kilometers from the Dargah. Jodhpur is at around 200 kilometers distance. Udaipur is at around 260 kilometers distance from this world renowned Dargah.